The ADVENT bodies we've recovered so far are shielded by a fascinating combination of materials, some more common than others. By studying the underlying alien technology, our research could lead to vast improvements to our own equipment.
With limited resources available to outfit our troops, up til now they've had to make due with whatever makeshift armor Shen managed to piece together for them from various scrap materials. Relying on methods that might otherwise seem outdated, we developed a means of producing a multilayered nanofiber weave capable of withstanding direct impacts as well as any traditional armor, without the added weight. Our troops will still have [to] exercise caution; even the nanofiber has its limits - it may be best suited to our forces who rely on agility over pure stopping power. In any case, I imagine our soldiers will be pleased to see any improvements over their current equipment. R. Tygan.